NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police department swore in two new police officers during the town council meeting on Wednesday, December 27.

In front of their family, friends, the town council and fellow officers, Anthony J. Keiling and Donald J. Meisinger were took their oath.

Keiling had his wife hold the Bible while Mayor Wayne Levante read the oath, as Keiling repeated the words loud for everyone in attendance to hear.

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Once Keiling finished with the oath, Meisinger had his fiancee hold the Bible while Mayor Levante read the oath.  Meisinger also repeated the words for everyone in attendance to hear.

Keiling is 33 and grew up in Newton. He has experience working for the New Jersey Department of Corrections and Sussex County Corrections. He recently completed basic training at the Passaic County Police Academy to be a Sussex County Sheriff’s Officer.

He is a transfer from the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department and will be completing Field Training with the Newton Police department. His wife Ashley  is a part-time dispatcher for Newton.

Meisinger is 27 and grew up in Newton as well. He will be attending the Morris County Police Academy in January of 2018. Meisinger has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and has work experience at the New Jersey Department of Corrections and Sussex County Corrections. He is currently engaged to be married to Kayla, a teacher at Hackettstown Middle School.

Keiling and Meisinger had their photos taken with the entire Newton Police Department, as well as with friends, family and the council members; Mayor Levante, Deputy Mayor Elvidge, Councilman Flynn, Councilwoman Diglio, and Councilwoman LeFois